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the obama administration, queen a elizabeth and her husband attending and security measures had been put in place. >>> in boston, investigators are following critical new leads in the boston marathon bombings and reporter emily schmidt is there this morning and emily, we understand there is some new information this morning? >> reporter: yes, good morning, they have talked about the fact that this is still in its infancy and there is still information to be gathered and they said a federal law official told them they have now located the lid of a pressure cooker and of course they have been talking about the fact that the pressure cooker was used to make one if not both of the bombs and they found it a little ways away from the blast site and we know how critical the fbi considers all of that information to try and figure out what is happening. the fbi already talked about the fact that they are going to take all of the pieces of the bomb to try to reconstruct it hoping that will reveal some critical information and everybody is looking into this and still there are unanswered questions.
of the law. >> suarez: the obama administration and many indian tribes came in on the side of the biological father. we'll find out how it all turns out later in the term. marcia coyle, thank a lot. >> my pleasure, ray. >> brown: "it is indisputable that the united states engaged in the practice of torture" after 9/11. that was the starkest finding in a report released today by the constitution project, a bipartisan legal research and advocacy group, after a two-year investigation by a task force of former high-ranking government, military, and law enforcement officials. among much else, the report concludes that the "nation's highest officials bear some responsibility for allowing and contribung to the spread of torture," and that information gleaned via harsh interrogation yielded little valuable intelligence. the report also criticizes the obama administration for what it calls "excessive secrecy." two members of the task force that produced the report join us now. james jones, a former democratic congressman and ambassador to mexico, co-chaired the group along with republican asa hutchin
want to squeeze in a tax question. we hear that the obama administration may want to put a cap on the tax exemption. is that another reason to clean up your portfolio now rather than wait? >> well, i don't know that it's another reason to clean up your portfolio, but it's certainly something to keep on the radar screen. you know, obviously, with everything that's going on in washington, everything is on the table. and with each one that comes out, there's a proposal that there would be a 28% cap on deductions so no one would be lower than the 28% tax bracket. that means you couldn't have all tax-free income that would put you in no tax bracket. in essence, that would be a tax on municipal bonds. mayors and governors are fighting this very, very aggressively. and each time they seem to get it out of the budget proposal and then a new budget proposal comes out and it's back in. i do believe that ultimately, state and local governments will be success chl in arguing that this will drive the economy right back into the recession and actually won't solve the greater purpose of helpi
fears a train wreck as the obama administration struggles to implement obamacare. deploying 200 troops to jordan of the coming weeks to help contain violence that is rising along that nations' border with syria. there is no way to say this nicely. president obama's perris are confused. what happened to the will of the people? we take it up in tonight's "chalk talk." the third straight day. next. i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home uld absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. i'm really gd that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. and you see the woman you fell in love with. she's everything to you. but your erectile dysfunction - that cld be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptomsf bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your
, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of tha
from around the world. there is no member of the obama administration here attending this funeral today. however, there are some leading figures from reagan error, james baker, george shultz and also former vice president dick cheney is here along with henry kissinger. brian? >> just very quickly, why isn't it a state funeral? >> well, that is an interesting one. really, in order to have a state funeral, a vote has to be passed in the houses of parliament behind me to -- for that to be authorized. and margaret thatcher herself expressed a wish she did not want a state funeral because she sensed that could be divisive. even so in spite of that last night, there was a debate here at the house of commons about whether parliamentary proceedings should be suspended today which in fact they have been given -- for this funeral. remember, of course, her policies were extremely divisive and even though it's more than 20 years since she left office, people love her or loathe her with a passion. brian. >> a lot of people know that story. annabel roberts, thank you very much. >>> still ahead on "wa
reveal the obama administration has cut prevention. they told the london daily mail ten years ago department of homeland had $20 million for preventing domestic bombing. right now it reads under 11 million under budget. right now they are talking about gun legislation and kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, average americans are seemingly backing off the push for tougher laws, kyla? >> reporter: they are weakening across the country and here is the latest poll. 49% of americans now support stricter gun laws which is down 58% in january. this afternoon the senate is voting on at least 9 different pieces of legislation and they will expand to online gun sales and shows. it needs 60 votes to pass and based on a number of senators speaking out it looks like they could fall short. there are others up for a vote including an assault weapons ban led by dianne finestein. >> we hope to set up a series of votes both sides would like to initially offer on this legislation. >> the final legislation will -- >> reporter: the final legislation will not be hammered out and i
but is it not possible that the obama administration unlikely but possible that they would choose to designate him an enemy combatant prosecute him in military court? >> to get into that discussion now is to get way ahead of the situation and a lot of speculation and conjecture. cases like this have been made countless times. you look at the world trade center case, many other cases have been done successfully here through our criminal justice system and my guess is that is the way it is going on this one as well. >> thank you so much. david kelley, i appreciate it. we're just learning that president obama will give a statement on the failed gun control amendment that will be in the rose garden at 5:30 p.m. eastern. we'll be right back. [ dog ] you know, i just don't think i should have to wait for it! who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, we won't make you wait for it. our efficient, online system allows us to get you through your home loan process fast. which means you'll never have to beg for a quick closing. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. bonkers, look
. the report put out by the constitution project is critical of both bush and obama administration's. it includes former members of congress. this is 50 minutes. >> thank you for your leadership on the task force and i want to express my thanks to the constitution project, but also to all of my fellow task force members what they brought to the table in terms of experience, wisdom, public service really made a difference in the development of this project and important report. as jim mentioned, there's more than 24 findings and recommendations. we can't cover all of those this morning that we want to hit some of the highlights. we hope he will take the entire report, study it through and look at each of those recommendations. why is this report important? it's important because we as a nation have to get this right. i looked back in history to the time during world war ii that we in turn to some japanese-americans. at the time it seemed like the right and proper thing to do but in light of history, it was an error. as of today this report will hopefully put into focus some of the a
as a finger point at the obama administration. it was answered by california senator dianne feinstein who said in effect, wait a minute, there have been lots and lots and lots of terror plots since 9/11 thwarted by federal officials. this is not the rule, whatever happened at boston. point two, gun control suddenly will lurch to the forefront here in washington, pushing boston at least in this town off of front runner. the big vote on the post newtown gun control measure due, and this is a surprise, tomorrow. from the capital, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be watching that closely as well, thank you, steve. >>> today we learned more about the makeup of the bombs used in the attacks in botch. they're called pressurer cooker bombs. explosive material that's packed inside a pressure cooker and then set off. inside the bombs were nails, bb bullets, ball bearings and shards of metal that were spewed into the crowds when they exploded. this type of bomb is seen in afghanistan, india and pakistan. an al qaeda magazine recently published instructions on how to make one. investigato
of the canadian presidency, the united states, the obama administration will take over the arctic council. that will be, my dear friends, some testing time for the united states in term of the community, the political community, the engagement of the business corporation, the think tank and the others. it will be a testing time indicating how does the united states see the future of the arctic? what is the direction it wants to give? not only to the other arctic countries but also to india, china, many of the european countries and others that also want to be a part of the arctic future. that is why in addition to the great tradition of this institution, we were honored and pleased to use this venue, the national press club in washington to announce establishment of the arctic circle. we all live, as was mentioned, in the introduction in a dependent world. we perhapses don't realize every day how dependent we are on the ice. but in -- but it is melting and meltings fast. that is why the chinese are already repairing. that's why singapore got a special division in the foreign ministry look
an organization that once gave the obama administration an f previously for its efforts on gun control and that person said this issue wouldn't even be before the senate if it weren't for the white house's efforts to date. it's an issue the president has personally championed and this loss he said, sit'll be a personal defeat for him so he is going to continue to fight. >> wean the president is coming here to boston tomorrow with the first lady to participate in an interfaith service at 11:00 am eastern tomorrow morning. do we anticipate when the president starts speaking now in the rose garden he will also address what has happened here in boston? >> no. these remarks will not address, he will not address boston in these remarks. this will focus squarely only on guns. he did talk about boston earlier today in a wounded warriors event when he said unexpectedly, tragically, some of our own americans became wounded citizens earlier this week in boston. don't look for him to talk about the boston event in these rose garden remarks, wolf. >> stand by. as soon as the president comes into th
. that's already the case in about half the states. the state of missouri and the obama administration wanted a blanket rule allowing the blood tests without a warrant. thousands of people in southwestern pakistan were homeless today-- 24 hours after a powerful earthquake rocked neighboring iran. at least 700 homes in the mashkel area of baluchistan province were reduced to rubble. some 35 pakistanis were killed in the quake, and another 150 were injured. the pakistani army said it deployed several hundred soldiers to the quake zone to bring much-needed humanitarian relief. in the middle east, islamist militants fired at least two rockets from egypt's sinai peninsula into southern israel, adding to growing security concerns there. they targeted the resort town of eilat. but police officials said there were no casualties. meanwhile, palestinians in the west bank and gaza marked prisoner day, urging israel to release palestinian detainees. they waved flags and carried pictures of some of the 4,500 palestinians in custody. new zealand became the 13th country in the world today -- and the
and the best example of this is the obama's administration war on coal. what is the impact of this great abundant natural resource? in 2012, coal was responsible for 37% of electricity generated in the united states, more than any other source of electricity. given current consumption rates, the united states has more than 200 and 30 years left remaining -- in coal reserves and responsible for 670,000 u.s. jobs. my home state, kentucky, has plused energy for centuries and most importantly we have produced coal. and our coal industry that has been built by the hard work of my fellow citizens of kentucky powers america. kentucky was the third largest coal-producing state and coal mining was the greatest source of energy production in the commonwealth. in 2011, coal mines employed more than 19,000 individuals through the year and mining directly contributed to approximately $4 billion to the commonwealth's economy. what has the war on coal brought to our country and to kentucky? domestic coal decreased by 4.6% just last year. in 2012 u.s. coal consumption for electric power declined by 11.5
and members of the obama administration. this is the first time a british monarch has been present at the funeral of a british prime minister since the death in 1965 of sir winston church hill. extra security was in place after the boston marathon bombings. >>> new gun control legislation is in doubt after votes are scheduled in just hours now. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: senators are scheduled to vote on nine different pieces of legislation starting at 1:00 pacific. we're 25eubging a live look -- taking a live look at the floor right now where dianne feinstein has been speaking. she thanked those who have been supporting her legislation. >> i'm grateful for the willingness to step up, show courage and do what's right for america. >> feinstein sponsors an amendment that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of magazines. that's not expected to get enough votes to pass. there are other amendments including some dealing with mental health. the main bill in the spotlight is the bipartisan plan to expand background checks to include seales online and at fun shows. some
is available to answer those questions. on the issue of the obama administration. candidate obama promised to close guantanamo and reject torture without exception or eequivocation. he also criticized previous administrations for executive seek recessy, including repeated invocation of the state's secret privilege to get civil lawsuits thrown out of court and he promised to lead a new era of openness. the administration has full fit filled some of those promises and conspicuously failed to fulfill others. in some cases because congress has blocked them, but in other cases for reasons of their own. as asa mentioned, the secrecy around torture of detainees cannot be justified to be continued to keep secret. the c.i.a. has approved its former employees publication of detailed accounts of individual interrogation. ongoing classification of this only makes its rep -- repetition more likely. as far as redaxes needed to honor specific -- as far as redactions needed to on more -- honor specific agreements, it has been determined to be made as available as possible. in addition to prohibiting all a
? >> there was a major investment in the clinton administration, in the bush administration, and the obama administration. it's been something there's been broip agreement on. i would note the head of nih in the bush administration has been critical of the impact of the cuts on sequester both in term of medical research and future economic growth. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you for being here, mr. secretary. i want to go back to questioning from the gentleman from georgia related to the limit on individual type of retirements. this would apply equally to men and women. >> it is neutral with regard to gender. do you think that women need less retirement income than men? >> i don't think this is a provision that says either men or women need more or less. it's a provision that the tax benefit should be available to a certain amount. and the amount is $3 million. >> this that case, i'm in at the loss on the pop. the limit is based on a gender-neutral contribution. and women live longer than men. annuity are more aexpensive. and this means that any cap on a tax advantage retirement plan
is the obama administration made a big mistake, don't pur see this. >> that's past history. we are not going to hold these people responsible. >> they should have. all right. speaking of the president, what's he up to today? hey, we will tell you when we come back. >> this is the full court press. "the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] >> this is the bull press show. >> at the top of the next hour we will be talking to congressman michael quapano, head of the massachusetts congressional delegation. he represents the city of boston, and he will give us the latest on the investigation into that bombing at the boston mayorthon t meanwhile, peter, a little breaking news on that front. >> cnn has reported that they have found the lid to the pressure cooker. we know that this was a pressure cooker bomb on the roof of one of the buildings surrounding the marathon finish line. they are saying this is really a big deal. they already found parts of what looked like the bottom of it, charred and a mess but the lid on these things essentially ju
-alcohol levels i should say. the obama administration also was hoping the supreme court would endorse a blanket rule, that would have allowed the tests without any kind of a warrant. we'll keep you updated. jenna: breaking information on the boston bombing investigation. what the fbi releasing this photo showing the mangled remains of the alleged pressure cooker lid used in the bomb. apparently it can be packed with nails and ball bearings in an effort to inflict the most damage on its victims. when all pressure builds up it can force out some of these items at some 200 miles per hour. joining us now, kevin berry, retired detective first grade bomb squad and former nypd. and he worked on the first world trade center bombing and the nine 11 attacks. we have seen the video of these parts and. what is the biggest tell for you? what gives you the most information? >> i think the pressure cooker is going to be the item that is going to break the case. if it was purchased recently they will be able to track that. not too many people today have pressure cookers. it is something that was used by our pa
korea, the obama administration has thus far pursued a policy that some has referred to strategic patience. will e that kim jong-un return to the negotiating table and return to denuclearization. we're in a situation where the current dictator has surpassed even his tyrant father and grandfather in unpredictability and recklessness. in a joint subcommittee hearing last week, i think most of our members agreed that the policy of strategic patience, if you want to call it that, has been a failure. i will get the questions out and then you can respond. the second is with reference to burma. certainly we've witnessed dramatic changes in that nation in the past two years, but i think we all agree there may well be some bumps in the road ahead. we applaud the reforms instituted thus far and certainly we're happy to see an emerging new political process last spring by elections, but we're also witnessing an escalation of ethnic violence. the military remains one of the most powerful actors in the country, and instead of working to curtail ethnic violence, it's thought by many to actually
not made in order. yesterday, the obama administration expressed ongoing concerns about this legislation, issuing a veto threat. i share the president's concern, despite positive changes that this bill falls short in several key ways. as written right now and hopefully there still may be some changes, cispa allows the military to directly collect personal information on american citizens, it fails to safeguard privacy of americans and grants sweeping immunity to companies for decisions made based on cyberinformation prohibiting consumers from holding companies accountable for reck less actions. i urge opposition. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. schakowsky: i was going to conclude by saying i urge my colleagues to oppose this bill, we can and should do better and i'm hopeful that we still bill do -- will do better and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady's time has expire. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: thank you, madam chair, i yield myself 30 seconds. i want to make very, very clear in the bill and i th
reach. a third area of focuses is school safety. unfortunately, the obama administration in the past several years reduced funding for school safety by over $300 million. next to me are detailed the security our cools stkpwrapbts were cut $110 million in 2012. school safety initiative was cut $53 million in 2011. and the safe and drug-free schools grants were cut $184 million in 2010. this substitute restores funding for school safety. if the effort is to protect our kids -- and i know all 100 senators want to do everything we can to protect our kids. one of the most direct ways is to make sure there are resources on the ground protecting our kids. and so this bill would provide $3400 million in funding -- $300 million in funding, 30 million a year for ten years, to do exactly that, to provide funding for the secure our schools grants. a fourth area is improving the existing background checks as it concerns mental illness. if you look for a common theme among these mass murderers that we have seen recent years, one of the most disturbing things is we've seen person after person with
of the president's aid referred to the boston attack as terrorism before he did. a senior administration official privately called it an act of terror shortly --er mr. obama smoke on spoke on monday. chuck hagel had no doubts. >> any event with multiple explosive devices as this appears to be is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. >> meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says calling it terrorism doesn't really explain it? >> we can describe it a lot of different ways, but it was a terrorist attack of some sort. now, again, until we know who or why, i don't think we can further define it. >> president obama will go to boston on thursday to attend an interfaith service for victims of monday's attack. no word yet on whether he will speak at the gathering. bret? >> bret: wendell goler live on the north lawn. thank you. who do you think will eventually be found to have been behind these bombings? let me know on twitter. follow me at bret baier. still ahead, we will go live to a boston hospital to get an update on the injured there. when we return, almost everyone want
a scathing report tuesday. it concluded that the highest u.s. officials under the bush administration bore responsibility for what it called the indisputable use of torture. the report also urged president obama to close the guantanamo detention camp which has been widely condemned by human rights groups. >>> it's been nearly four years since jackie lost her three daughters. jackie spoke exclusively with nbc's ann curry about her unbearable loss and her return to love and hope. >> i'm their mom and supposed to protect them and i didn't. you know, as -- it's hard to not blame yourself. >> you expected diane to protect your kids. >> um-hum. >> and now you're blaming yourself. >> i'm not blaming myself for the accident, i'm blaming myself for the not being here, you know, it's just, they're not here and i'm their mom. >> you can see more of ann's interview on "rock center with brian williams" friday night at 10:00, 9:00 central time. >>> now for a look at "what's trending today" our roundup of what has you talking online, new york yankees fans set aside their rivalry with the boston red sox t
to something that affects most americans americans today and and a subject that the obama administration has really been focused on for these past four years. we are going to remain focused in this area for the next four years. that is achieving real evidence-based drug policy reform to both reduce drug use but also the consequences. more and more the debate about drug policy in america is becoming extremely polarized. one side advocates in believing that legalization is the only path to drug policy reform. legalization is described as solving mexico's organized crime and violence problems and creating a windfall for state and local coffers here in the united states and along with many other benefits that are all talked about legalization. and you have the other hand. the other hand we have the enforcement centric war on drugs that was mentioned in my introduction and that approach and that is one that treats addiction primarily as a criminal justice problem despite this ever-growing body of scientific knowledge and evidence that this approach is counterproductive and is not effective. sloga
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